Spring Activity Guide

The days are getting longer, flowers are starting to bloom, birds are chirping….SPRING is here! So here is my Spring Activity Guide of recommendations for how to make the most out of the most refreshing time of the year in Chicagoland and beyond!


When it’s Beautiful Outside

Hiking Spots for Chicagoans

How to Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt

An Insider’s Guide to Farmer’s Markets

Teaching Your Kids How to Garden

Why You Need to Take Your Kids to a White Sox Game

The Children’s Garden at the Morton Arboretum

Brookfield Zoo Insider’s Guide

Family Friendly Fun at the Kane County Cougars Game 

Touch a Truck Events Across Chicagoland

Family Friendly Fun at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Free Nature Centers Across Chicagoland

Best Backyard Toys

The BEST Plant Nurseries in Chicagoland

Tips for Visiting Lincoln Park Zoo 

Best Parks in Chicagoland

When it’s NOT so Beautiful Outside

Which Play Space is Right for You?

Where to Take Your Kids to Burn Off Energy

Best Play Spaces for Toddlers

Indoor Water Parks in Chicagoland

Places to Play on a Rainy Day

Best Places for Indoor Play in Chicagoland

Discounted Play Spaces in Chicagoland

Sensory Friendly Play in Chicagoland

Guide to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Beautiful Local Conservatories

Tips for Visiting the CBG Orchid Show

What to Eat

Garden Inspired Dishes

Best Dishes to Bring to a BBQ

Busy Weeknight Dinner Hacks

Ultimate Spring Salad

Herbed Monkey Bread 

Spring Break Travel Tips

Why Your Family Should Attend MLB Spring Training

Tips for Navigating O’Hare and Midway Airports

Family Travel Checklist

18 Must Have Apps for Traveling Families

How to Take Great Vacation Photos

Why Your Family Needs to Visit the Quad Cities

Tips for Staying in Lake Geneva

Ultimate Guide to Indoor Water Parks at the Wisconsin Dells

Road Trips for Chicagoans

Best Wisconsin Day Trips

What to Pack in Your Travel Bag